Thursday, August 1, 2013


My posts have been sporadic lately because my work has gotten crazy busy and I've been burning the midnight oil quite a bit. A couple days were almost like law firm hours and I was dying! I can't believe I used to work those hours all the time.

There was one stretch near the end when I kept getting the same driver each night as I left the office anywhere from 10pm-4am. One night in the middle of a big closing,  I was going home at 4am to shower, take out my contacts, and then come back to the office for a 5:30am conference call (which everyone else ended up forgetting about except for another poor associate at a law firm), and the driver asked if I worked a night shift. I told him no and that my working hours start in the morning. He was shocked and asked me, "Why do you work such crazy hours?" and all I could say was, "I honestly don't know."

The last straw was when I worked every day of December, including Christmas! I was on vacation with my family and I was miserably working in my sister's bug-filled basement as I could hear the happy Charlie Brownish muted murmurs and footsteps of everyone having fun upstairs. Not too long after that I started looking for a new job and planning to leave NY.

So even though I complain now and am so tired I'm doing the sleepy head bob like the pugs in my drawing, it's still better than what my life was like 4 years ago. Not to mention that I was also pugless those years!

Sorry this post is so long and rambling. My brain says it's time for more caffeine!


  1. i'm an attorney too but luckily don't work too crazy hours. but it can be a pretty thankless career. i can't really take days off or go on vacation and work more hours than my friends who aren't attorneys and probably make less money. so i feel ya! hope the week's craziness is over for you soon and your pugs can get in some awesome snuggle time with you!

  2. Whew. I'm glad life is better than it was, when you were at a law firm. And I hope this jag eases up soon, too. Thank goodness for those little mugs. They're always happy to see you, no matter when you come home.

  3. Our son is an investment banker in NY with those awful hours! They wanted so much to take Charlie the Pug to NY with them but my other son threw a small fit so we now have Charlie! I follow your blog and enjoy it so much---would like to encourage you to NOT give you life for work --- find an another city and get some better life career balance. I know the money is good and NY is amazing but --- not worth the "hourly" exchange!!!

    Sorry for the motherly rant but would just give you a hug if you were closer!
    Charlie the Pug's "Human"